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  • R.C. Riley @ Women & Children First!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to celebrate PRIDE at Women & Children First Bookstore! AND ... we're delighted to welcome R.C. Riley to YBR to share a story with us and help us celebrate ... learn a little about R.C. here and get ready to celebrate with us in your FAVORITE Feminist Bookstore!

    R.C. Riley is a queer warrior woman, writer, performer, and storyteller who began writing as a means of healing after a sexual assault.  R.C.'s work challenges heteronormative views and seeks to find justice for and liberate those who have felt left out, forgotten, ignored, and unloved by our society.  When she's not performing her solo show, Wrong Way Journey, R.C. can be found leading workshops and telling short stories around the Chicagoland area. Check out her upcoming event dates at

    Who is your favorite queer icon?
    My favorite queer icon is Audre Lorde of course! The fierce warrior mother's work focused on civil rights, and the identity of same gender loving women and the Black woman. I strive to ensure that my work touches on these same intersections, as there will never be a time when the voice of a Black, Queer, Woman need not be heard, respected and responded to. Audre Lorde is one of my sheros!!!

    R.C. is sharing a story on Saturday, June 15 at Women & Children First!
    Tickets are $10 (cash at the door), which will go to our
    performers and Women & Children First's Women's Voices Fund